Home builder showcases construction careers

October 27 2017
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PUPILS from Thornbury’s Castle School spent a fortnight on a work experience project with housebuilder David Wilson Homes to learn about jobs in the construction industry.

PUPILS from Thornbury’s Castle School spent a fortnight on a work experience project with housebuilder David Wilson Homes to learn about jobs in the construction industry.

The scheme allowed students to learn about each stage of house building, from land buying and planning procedures to jobs for construction staff and site managers.

Martyn Brooks, the company’s construction director, said the project gave youngsters an understanding of the varied roles within the industry and how all were crucial in creating a successful new development.

He said: “The pupils were all aware of the different roles on site but I think we showed them that construction is extremely diverse and we need a real variety of skills for the future.

“We are keen to showcase careers to those considering their futures now and hope this project has encouraged some of these pupils to follow a career in construction.”

 Andy Bethell, the school’s deputy headteacher, said: “It is always extremely useful for pupils to gain a real insight into the workplace and it’s great that companies such as David Wilson Homes can offer this kind of opportunity.”